Definition: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
Obama: We’ll Work on ‘Issue of Obesity’ in India (Where 30.7% of Children Under 5 Are Underweight)
CNS News - 1/28/2015 1:16:10 AM
That was a significant improvement for India, where 43.5 percent of the children under five had been underweight at the time of the last survey in 2005-2006. "India no longer ranks second-to-last in the world on ... under five year of age who “have ...
World Bank lauds Himachal for reducing poverty
The Tribune India - 1/28/2015 8:35:48 PM
Himachal Pradesh has made great strides in reducing poverty and attaining best human development outcomes, but female child sex ratio, under-nutrition ... Moreover, one-third of children in 0-5 years of age in the state were underweight in 2011.
Malnutrition kills half a million Nigerian children annually
Vanguard - 1/30/2015 11:39:33 PM
Poor feeding condition and acute malnutrition is reported to kill no fewer than 500,000 Nigerian children, under the age of five ... to tackle in the country. According to him, “almost 30 percent of Nigerian children are underweight, meaning they ...
Put children at heart of global agenda, UNICEF challenges Davos
UNICEF - 1/20/2015 4:46:05 AM
“The world has made significant progress in the last 15 years, and yet millions of children ... Half of the world’s extreme poor are children with nearly 570 million people under the age of 18 living below the international poverty line of $1.25 ...
Himachal Pradesh has Effectively Balanced Economic Growth with Social Inclusion, says New World Bank Report
The World Bank - 1/28/2015 11:03:09 AM
Educational attainment in Himachal Pradesh is among the best in the country; poverty headcount is nearly one-third of the national average; life expectancy is 3.4 years longer ... one-third of children under age five in the state were underweight in ...
Inside the Mind of the Teen Male, Approximately
The Awl - 1/29/2015 7:51:40 PM
I’m small for my age, young for my grade, uncomfortable in most situations, nearsighted, skinny, awkward ... maybe, are still under the misapprehension that in a few years everything will be sorted out, and everyone will have the right views of ...
5 Inspirational Health Trends That Are Happening Around The World
The Business Insider - 5/21/2014 4:44:57 PM
World Health Statistics 2014Years gained in life expectancy 1990–2012 2. Fewer children are dying In 1990, about 35,000 children under the age of five were dying every day. Over the last twenty years, childhood mortality has almost been cut in half.
As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists
New York Times - 3/11/2009 11:56:31 PM
In India ... in recent years, including Maharashtra and Gujarat. Here in the capital, which has the highest per-capita income in the country, 42.2 percent of children under 5 are stunted, or too short for their age, and 26 percent are underweight.
Infant mortality rate India's enduring shame
Deccan Herald - 10/4/2009 11:54:24 PM
Two million children under five years of age die—one every 15 seconds—each year in India, also the highest anywhere in the world, it said ... For instance, the infant mortality rate in Orissa is 96 per 1,000 live births, while in Kerala it is only ...
Half of Afghan children suffer irreversible harm from malnutrition
theguardian.com - 1/26/2014 7:08:30 PM
In some ways, children who suffer from chronic malnutrition are harder to treat as their need for help may not be so obvious. "You might see a child who appears underweight, or short for their age ... Afghanistan's national income each year, the World ...
Malnutrition causes 45 per cent of deaths of under-five children: Report
The Hindu - 6/6/2013 5:40:56 PM
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly 45 per cent of deaths in children under-five, according to ... and 100 million children were underweight. Over 90 per cent of these were in Asia or Africa, with Africa the only major world region where the number ...
India's hunger 'shame': 3,000 children die every day, despite economic growth
NBCNews World - 2/16/2012 6:48:33 AM
A government-supported survey last month said 42 percent of children under five are underweight - almost double that of sub-Saharan Africa - compared to 43 percent five years ago ... has also catapulted the country onto the world stage, boosting its ...
India food law: The hungry republic
BBC - 12/21/2011 11:30:54 AM
India has the largest number of malnourished children in the world, a rate worse than the average in Africa. Nearly half of India's children under three are malnourished. More than half of the tribes' children are underweight ... the age of five years ...
Ranking the 9 La Liga Players That Were at the Same Club 10 Years Ago
Bleacher Report - 1/6/2015 1:59:33 PM
With over 450 Athletic appearances now to his name, he's still capable of playing at the top level in Spain for another few years. At the age of 12, a skinny kid from ... Champions Leagues, six La Liga titles, two Club World Cups, two Copa del Reys ...
Children worst hit in poverty-stricken India
Rediff India Abroad - 8/8/2013 4:16:05 AM
India is home to one third of the world's poor ... one in three malnourished children worldwide are found in India. It also reveals other startling truths. While 42 per cent of children under five years of age are underweight, 58 per cent of children ...